INVISIBLE LIFE
Feature Narrative | 139 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2019
on 10/13/2019 and 10/14/2019
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Directed By
Karim Aïnouz

Produced By
Rodrigo Teixeira
Michael Weber
Viola Fügen

Written By
Murilo Hauser
Inés Bortagaray
Karim Aïnouz

Featuring
Carol Duarte
Julia Stockler
Fernanda Montenegro
Gregorio Duvivier
Bárbara Santos


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East Coast Premiere

2019 | Portuguese | Brazil/Germany

Rio De Janeiro, 1950. Euridice and Guida are inseparable sisters bristling at the conservative rules of their household. Although their parents’ expectations are that they will get married and start a family, both sisters have their own secret dreams, shared only with each other. Euridice dreams of studying the piano at the Vienna Conservatory, while Guida dreams of great love and of traveling across the globe. But while Euridice complies with her parents’ wishes, Guida defies them, embarrassing her father, who resorts to deceit in order to keep the sisters apart. Hélène Louvart’s luscious, light-filtered cinematography shines in Karim Aïnouz’s heady, mesmerizing exploration of arrested dreams, which won him the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Selected as Brazil’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar®

(formerly listed as THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃO)